Author: arpita singh

Why extradition of Christian Michel is important for Indian politics?
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Why extradition of Christian Michel is important for Indian politics?

Augusta Westland scam a.k.a. Choppergate is the biggest Defence-scam after the Bofors scam in the late 1980s. This Indian-Italian scam indicated a connection with major political leaders of the country. The deal struck between the two parties involved in a huge sum of around Rs 3,550 crores and many middlemen. The scam has recently surfaced again in the light of latest extradition of Christian Michelle, the key middleman in the deal to India from Dubai. Background of the Scam -  In February 2010, after years of technical evaluation and commercial negotiations, the Indian government decided to procure 12 (3 engine) AW101 specially configured AUGUSTA WESTLAND choppers built by Italian defence manufacturing unit  Finmeccanica (now known as Leonardo Group) for Rs 3600 crore. The purcha
National Herald case looms over Rahul Gandhi
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National Herald case looms over Rahul Gandhi

Background National Herald was a newspaper founded by the first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938. It was published by The Associated Journals Limited (AJL), an unlisted public company. Due to fall in circulation and shortage of finances, the newspaper was closed in 2008.  Following the closure, AJL became a real estate firm with properties in Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai. In 2010 it was discovered that they were indebted with Rs. 90 crore which was given by Congress Party. Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) is a charitable organisation which has 76% of its shares allegedly owned by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. Interestingly, in the same year 2010, it bought AJL with a modest amount of Rs. 50 lakh along with its debts. Eventually, the real estate property under AJL amounting
What Exit Polls in these 5 states have for BJP?
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What Exit Polls in these 5 states have for BJP?

The entire exit polls might not have much to celebrations for BJP this time indicating losing almost all its 3 main States to Congress. This will not be a good signal for BJP in the upcoming Loksabha polls 2019 as well as for Modi. Madhya Pradesh Exit Polls 2018(230 seats and 116 for the majority - Survey BJP CONGRESS+ OTHERS Times Now- CNX 126 89 15 India Today-Axis My India 111 113 6 C Voter 98 118 14 News 24 Pace 103 115 12 ABP-CSDS 94 126 10 NewsX-Neta 106 112 12 Jan Ki Baat 118 105 7   Analysis of above predictions: A tough fight between BJP and Congress after 15 years of BJP rule. It might not go well with CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan. BJP has been in power in the state for 15 years. Out of these, Chief ...